This course focuses on the social anthropology of southern Europe, with an emphasis on Spain and Portugal, but also includes substantial material on France, Italy, and Greece. The curriculum incorporates literature from both urban and rural settings, and covers economics, politics, and demography (marriage, mortality, migration), as well as food, folklore, and expressive culture.
The current refugee crisis in southern Europe, as well as religious and ethnic diversity in the Mediterranean region, also comes under discussion. Historical perspectives pervade the course throughout. Lectures are supplemented by analyses of still images and film. The course can be used to satisfy the area requirement for the anthropology major, but can be taken without prerequisites.
|Pilgrim Stories: On and Off the Road to Santiago, Journeys Along an Ancient Way in Modern Spain||Frey, N L||978-0520217515||California|
|Women of the Praia||Cole, S C||978-0691028620||Princeton|
|Secrets from the Greek Kitchen: Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island||Sutton, D E||978-0520280557||California|